I tried to google this just now, but can’t get info.
My understanding is that genetic markers are present in various types of cancer, and if they are present in your tissue they point to a higher likelihood of you having cancer. I asked the same question since my sister had what turned out to be a benign mass in her thyroid once they removed it...
Thanks. I was just wondering if it weighed more heavily if 1st degree relative.
bryant not sure
I'm the first to have thyroid cancer in my family.. my ENT told me that everyone has cancer in their body so he thinks i was exposed to radiation recently since theirs no cancer history
I’m the first to have thyroid cancer in my family. My dad had testicular cancer and my sister just passed from ovarian cancer. We were told that it was just a freak thing to have all three of us with three different cancers, but they are still looking at our genetics (specifically me and my sister) to see if they can figure out why she would get such a rare and aggressive cancer.
I hope you get answers. thanks for sharing.
We haven’t been genetically tested but since I had thyroid cancer some of my 6 children decided to have their thyroid tested.....out of the 4 that tested, 3 have growths that have to be watched and over sized thyroids....docs have told them to keep check on them
My genetic test that was sent out with my fine needle biopsies came back all negatives, the biopsies were cancerous. Just had total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago for PTC. Not sure how much stock I would put in the genetic tests for this issue. Just my experience.
We have all been genetically tested but since my husband 52at the time,son 23 at the time had thyroid cancer we was told he was a carrier for the thyroid cancer ..but my daughter 22 at the time had her left thyroid removed because she had 7 growths so to be safe it was removed along with the growths.. and it wasn't cancer doctors said we got to it early .. then I was tested because I have had thyroid problems and was on meds to get my THS normal levels and found out I had cancer 2 ..49 at the time and had a total thyroidectomy and 12 growths removed last year and went in for my 6m check up and found it had spread to my lungs and had 2 more growths and has to go through rai again and just 1 week ago I am 48 at the time cancer fre again ...
My aunt and Dad had it.
i think it also depends on the cancer type as to whether or not one is suseptable to it from inheritance
You’re right. I think breast and prostate for sure.
I don't believe they have found genetic link for thyroid cancer. More likely has to do with exposure to toxins but the actual cause is still uncertain.